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Articles by Vanessa Nah

Vanessa likes her personal finance articles the way she likes her sitcoms—funny, entertaining, and leaving people knowing a little more about life. In another life, Vanessa was the biggest nerd in class and was *this* close to doing a PhD. That researcher is still in her as she now digs out the ins and outs of personal loans, T&Cs of credit cards, and ups and downs of alternative investments. When Vanessa’s not debunking finance myths, you’ll find her attending dance classes, fingerpicking a guitar, or fulfilling her life mission to make her one-eyed cat the most spoiled kitty in the world.

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Property
HDB BTO May 2023 Launch: Locations, Expected Application Rates, Prices, and More
Nothing caught your fancy in the HDB Feb 2023 Built-To-Order (BTO) launch? Or maybe something did, but your application wasn’t successful? Good news: your next chance to apply for a...
31 May 2023
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Savings Accounts
HSBC is Giving You Cashback For Paying Your Taxes? We Review HSBC’s Everyday+ Rewards Programme
Wouldn’t it be great to get cashback on our taxes like how we get cashback on our shopping? Hang on a second. We actually can! HSBC’s Everyday+ Rewards Programme gives...
19 May 2023
hdb-flat-eligibility-guide-application
Property
What is the New HDB Flat Eligibility (HFE) Letter? HFE vs HLE Letter, Application Process, and More
Whether you’re buying a Built-To-Order (BTO) flat or a resale flat from HDB, there’s one slightly leh chey thing you’re gonna need to prepare. It’s not a four letter word...
12 May 2023
best-dance-studios-rental-rates
Entertainment
8 Best Dance Studios With Lowest Hourly Rental Rates in Singapore—From $1.25/pax, and for Small Groups 5 Pax and Under
SCAPE, Esplanade MRT, SMU’s basement, and even Changi Airport. If you’ve been dancing in Singapore long enough—in any genre!—you’ll know that these spots are the go-to, free practice venues for...
24 April 2023
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Shopping
Book Depository is Closing Down! We Compare 6 Alternative Online Bookstores—Selection, Prices, Shipping Rates
Dobby in Harry Potter. Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. Heck, even Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web. These were some of the characters we loved and eventually mourned, as they perished...
13 April 2023
We Asked AI for Personal Finance Tips. Here’s What Happened.
Opinion
We Asked AI for Personal Finance Tips. Here’s What Happened.
What do the Pope, Jay-Z and Putin have in common? They were all, within the past month or so, deep faked using artificial intelligence (AI) tools. The Pope wore a...
6 April 2023
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Dining
16 Egg-cellent Easter 2023 Promotions and Deals in Singapore
Has anyone else been feeling a little déjà vu? During the Chinese New Year 2023 season earlier this year, we saw rabbit-themed snacks/ang baos/bags/everything. Now, less than 2 months later,...
4 April 2023
best-food-discount-reward-apps-singapore
Dining
Best Food Discount and Rewards Apps in Singapore (2023)—Chope, Burpple, Entertainer & More
“Are you a member?” the restaurant staff asks. “Is it free?” comes my reply. Usually, it is. And that’s how, over the years, the penny-pincher in me has amassed a...
22 March 2023
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Entertainment
10 Best Deals this International Women’s Day 2023
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, a ton of shops in Singapore are celebrating with us. Here’s our round-up of the best International Women’s Day 2023 deals and promotions, including...
8 March 2023
industries-opening-up-to-women-singapore
Opinion
5 Industries That Have Been Opening Up To Women In Singapore
US$20 billion—that’s how much GDP McKinsey & Company estimated Singapore could gain each year if we advanced our gender equality at the same rate as the world’s best performer, Norway....
8 March 2023
women-save-more-for-retirement-than-men
Opinion
Do Women Need To Save More For Retirement Than Men?
We hate to start this on a downer, but did you know that you and I will literally never see the day women and men are paid equally worldwide? According...
8 March 2023
HDB BTO Feb 2023 Launch: Locations, Prices, Expected Completion Dates & Application Rates, and More
Property
HDB BTO Feb 2023 Launch: Locations, Prices, Expected Completion Dates & Application Rates, and More
Planning on applying for a Built-to-Order (BTO) flat in 2023? Your first chance is here! In the first BTO of 2023, HDB has launched over 4,400 units across projects in...
2 March 2023
travel-flight-deals-promo-codes-march-2023
Travel
Best Travel Deals (Mar 2023): Flights, Hotels And More 
You’ve probably heard by now that Cathay Pacific is giving away 12,500 free round-trip tickets to Hong Kong. Just imagine the amount of dim sum you could buy with the...
28 February 2023
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Travel
Best Travel Destinations and What To Do There, According to MoneySmart Staff
Well, you could technically ask ChatGPT to pick your next holiday destination and plan out your itinerary. But between an AI and a bunch of humans who love travelling, we’d...
24 February 2023
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Travel
How Much Does It Cost To Travel With Pets?
How do you make a perfect holiday even more purrfect? For some of us, the cherry on the cake is having our furry companions by our side, even if we’re...
24 February 2023
Travelling with Kids: 10 Possible Disasters and How to Avoid Them
Family
Travelling with Kids: 10 Possible Disasters and How to Avoid Them
There’s a lot that can go wrong when you’re travelling—and there’s even more that can go wrong when you’re travelling with kids. From your child screaming non-stop for a 12-hour...
15 February 2023
valentines day date ideas singapore
Entertainment
Valentine’s Day 2023—9 Date Ideas in Singapore Under $90 Per Couple
What makes the world go round—money, or love? On Valentine’s Day, these two entities go head to head. Each year, you struggle to show your special someone how much they...
8 February 2023
Is it worth applying for the DCS Diners Club Cashback Card?
Credit Cards
Is it worth applying for the DCS Diners Club Cashback Card?
Looking for a fuss-free, low minimum spend cashback credit card? The DCS Diners Club Cashback Card might tick the right boxes for you. Unlike many other DCS cards with merchant-specific...
7 February 2023
Free things to do in Singapore this weekend (21-22 Jan, 28-29 Jan)
Entertainment
Free things to do in Singapore this weekend (21-22 Jan, 28-29 Jan)
“Singapore is so boring.” “Yeah I know Westlife is coming, but how to afford the tickets?” “All the good stuff’s out of my budget range, I give up!” Such are...
20 January 2023